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. specifically on what the governor -- former governor massachusetts, mitt romney, and president barack obama had said yesterday. specifically yesterday said -- specifically we want your general level confidence in each candidate on the area of foreign policy. here are the numbers to call. for democrats, 202-737-0001. for republicans, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. if you would like to take part in the program, there are different ways to do that. twitter.com/c-spanwj,an.o facebook.com or e-mail at journal@c-span.org. "the baltimore sun" encapsulate the speeches yesterday. they pointed out that president barack obama made an impassioned defense of the expression of freedom worldwide. mitt romney urged other nations to emulate the free economy and suggested that the obama leadership in the middle east has been inadequate and reactive. this is a short piece to start us off from the president at united nations yesterday, talking about the middle east. [video clip] >> i believe that this message must be rejected by all those who respect our common humanity. i have made it clear that th
like us. look. they are even tweeting like us. flattery will get you everywhere with the obama administration. the white house was so charmed that they threw egyptian hosnimubarak, an ally who provided us with intelience and in a region smoulder with american hatred under the bus. we didn't know who would replace them. the muslim brotherhood wear suits and they look pretty good 18 months later, the middle east is on fire. our flag is burning in 20 countries. why do i feel like i had seen this movie before? american embassies on fire and american flags desecrate americans kill chants in 20 nations of death to america? didn't i see this movie during the carter administration? are we that gullible? are we that weak? it wasn't two months ago that hilary clinton talked about obama forgives one billion of the billions that egypt owes us. are we so so weak that the president of egypt who of ared two billion dollars. two billion of our taxpayers dollars and takes him two days to condemn the murder of an american ambassador and three other officials? are we that weak to ignore four assa
doherty and tyrone woods, honored and remembered. president obama spoke about the in pakistan, a disturbing and familiar scene as the crowd burns the american flag. and in tunisia, black smoke rises from the compound. >> and two marines are dead at a military base where prince harry is now stationed awell. back home an emotional service at joint base andrews for the arrival of the bodies of the four americans killed in libya. the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens, information management officer sean smith and security personnel glen doherty and tyrone woods were honored and remembered. president obama spoke about the them, calling them heros who gave their lives for our country. >> they had a mission, and they believed in it. they knew the danger, and they accepted it. they didn't simply embrace the american ideal, they lived it. >> we'll have much more on the service coming up but first the latest on the wave of protests. joining us arwa damon and ben wedeman. arwa, what's going on in benghazi right now? >> reporter: well, the situation is pretty tense. just about every
a video knocking islam. i'm wolf blitzer in tyrone wood honored and remembered. president obama spoke about the men, calling them heroes who gave their lives for our country. >> they had a mission and they believed in it. they knew the danger. they knew the danger, and they accepted it. they didn't simply embrace the american ideal, they lived it. >> we'll have much more on the service coming up but first the latest on the wave of protests. joining us arwa damon and ben wedeman. arwa, what's going on in benghazi right now? >> reporter: well, the situation is pretty tense. just about every single libyan that we have been speaking to of course expressing their horror, their outrage about tuesday's attack, saying this most certainly is not indicative of how libyans themselves feel but also really wanting to see their own government begin to take control, begin to rein in these various militias. the government for its part now does believe, says it's 100% confident that tuesday's attack was carried out by extremist group or groups. they say they detained four people, not disclosing which
in part due to that film. president obama will speak on his mideast crisis that we will watch unfold, perhaps within the next hour. we are told it will be up in the next hour. we also have a lineup of experts asked for some in-depth analysis of what we are seeing here. the anti-american violence spreading across the muslim world. the political fallout back here at home. coming up, take a look at our lineup. the former white house chief of staff, general jack keane and michael reagan will join us to talk about his father's experience in the 1980s with libya and other international crises. also, outraged over an elementary school project that some children were terrified by. children were told to drop pictures of the 9/11 attacks. including people jumping from the twin towers. and new reaction trying to boost the plan of the fed. why some express concern about ben bernanke's plan. that is coming up next. >> is as a main street policy. what we are about is trying to get jobs going and create more employment. we are not promising, you know, a cure to all these ills. but we can provide so
of president obama. a french flag also getting the same treatment. a protest of a publication of the caricatures of the prophet muhammad. martha: president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton are now being featured in a tv ad in pakistan that denounces the anti-islam movie that contributed to some of this violence. watch. >> since our founding the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. martha: that is one of the ads that is being played there. we'll have more on that ad, all of that coming up a little bit later in the show. gregg: now to the ongoing investigation into the deadly attack at the u.s. consulate in libya and new reports of serious security lapses and misjudgements that may have made this tragedy a whole lot worse than it neated to be and one of the big questions right now, why u.s. officials ordered extra security in cairo but overlooked a possibility of trouble at other diplomatic posts and allowed the u.s. ambassador in libya to be mostly unprotected? the deputy secret
ideas from both parties for a plan to save medicare. president obama hasn't done a thing. president obama is complicit with this program going bankrupt. >> reporter: mitt romney himself in california today as you mentioned not campaigning for votes but it turns out the republicans are few million short behind the democrats in last month's fund-raising contest. so romney out there and yesterday he was in a wealthy suburb of san francisco at a fund-raising event. he also he8d a public appearance in las vegas. two more fund-raisers in southern california, los angeles and san diego. this comes, by the way, as he gets a clean bill of health from longtime family doctor. he says he is suited for the rigors of being president and only problem he appears to have some high cholesterol. >> gregg: he joins a lot of americans with that issue. >>> nominee paul ryan than the isn't the only one campaigning in wisconsin. president obama is there as well. we have the latest from the campaign trail straight ahead. >> heather: right now romney and president obama is campaigning in different parts of th
shifting to president obama. we're about to find out which way the state of nevada is moving. and new developments in the hunt for the suspects in the attack that killed the united states ambassador to libya and three other americans. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> with only 47 days to go until the election, the romney campaign's about to roll out another new strategy. voters will be seeing a lot more of mitt romney. in fact, we're only minutes away from his speech at a rally in florida. our national political correspondent jim acosta is joining us now live from sarasota to set the scene. jim, what's going on? >> reporter: wolf, we expect mitt romney to be out here in sarasota, florida, in just a few minutes from now. this is where his advisors say after a relatively light schedule over the last couple weeks, mitt romney and his campaign will be picking up the pace. and after seeming to defend those comments on that hidden camera video on government dependency, romney appears to be shifting again on that message as well looking for something that will stick. aft
, another failure that cost brave americans their lives. does president obama take responsibility for this reckless program? of course not. he doesn't want that on his record. instead, again he lies pointing the finger of blame, when all else fails blame george w. bush. >> first of all, i think it's important the fast and furious program was begun under the previous administration. >> sean: that is also a lie. here is reaction to the ongoing cover-up that is going on in benghazi, former speaker of the house of representatives, newt gingrich. mr. speaker, welcome back. >> good to be you. >> sean: the ambassador's body dragged through the streets. this is more infuriating thing to me. this is the anniversary of 9/11. apparently we didn't beef up security and the president had no answer last night. we had these attacks and this is about movie trailer released in july. after two weeks of pressure, it's self-evident it was a terror attack and then the president says it was related to the movie. they can't get it straight. do you think they are lying? >> yes. i think the president of th
: here's what mitt romney said. i am outraged by the death of an american worker in bengazi. obama administration was not to condemn attacks on diplomatic. but sympathize those that wage the attacks. this is a situation we should stand up. what are the egyptians saying. you had a little bit of the time to get out of here. i have no idea in libya they clearly couldn't protect it and overwomened boy the numbers. they didn't troy to stop >> chris: just keep in mind all of this blood shed is over a dumb movie by an idiot in florida, the pastor terry jones who threatened to burn the qu'ran. 92 and eventually did. this is not the only foreign policy issue. president obama trying to find time to meet with prime minister netanyahu in person. but one thing on his schedule is confirmed. don't know if he will meet with the prime minister of israel but will sit down with david letterman. congressman, good morning. >> good morning. >> steve: what do you make of the story that the white house nixed the president meeting with the prime minister. the white house said it is not true. >> it is a snu
in listening to the radio reports, no. headline is that the obama administration said the libya attack was a terrorist attack. it doesn't say original low that they said it wasn't. >> eric: they had to leave enough time few hours after our diplomats were killed. president obama got on air force won and did a fundraiser in vegas. if it is terror and the president decide to go to vegas and collect checks it looks worse. they bought time and put a week between that decision and now terror it makes him look better. >> brian: by the way, the president has attended the last five, and jay carny got snippy. he suggested to clarify this is our question to and from the producer. just to clarify. did it presidency that it was not an attack on 9/11? is that the administration or is that the president's view? jay carny said the attack occurred on september 11th. he used the same calendar on the white house that you do and yes, he sees it. >> yes, snippy, right. >> gretchen: you don't have to be a brain surgeon that september 11th something bad happened in 2001 and to be snippy about that date, i do
to make up for tax cuts of the highest income earners. the one difference is obama's plan will raise revenue as well. if your vision of america is a country split between a wealthy ruling class, with educated people with no better path to a future, then no, let's not redistribute anything. thanks for joining me today. "newsroom" continues now wi. >>> it is 11:00 on the east coast. it's 8:00 on the west coast. we begin with this. major developments in the killing of our u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens. a source familiar with the ambassador says that before he died, chris stevens believed that his name was on an al qaeda hit list. a source also says that in the weeks and days before his death in that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, stevens was worried about what he described as the never ending security threats in that city. also the u.s. counterterrorism chief is now calling that assault that killed stevens and three of his american colleagues a terrorist attack. and there are reports that a former detainee at guantanamo bay who was released and returned to libya may
ago, president obama arrived in florida, miami. here he is. miami to be precise. mitt romney got there yesterday. he is still in florida today. and you've heard us say it before. when you look at the map of the 50 states florida with the 29 electoral votes is crucial to romney's hopes for election. look at the numbers here. florida, 29 electoral votes. today, the poll shows the president leading romney in florida by 5 percentage points. this is a fox news poll. this same poll shows a seven-point obama lead in virginia. that is as you know another huge electoral state that's being considered a toss-up this year and may be right now looks like tipping toward the president. also this, perhaps is the biggest news of all. president obama with the seven-point lead in ohio. cnn's peter hamby with me live in washington. let's start with that. ohio. because, you know, we say it and again. how key, you know, florida is to romney but ohio's right up there, too. the poll in ohio, how ominous is it for mitt romney? >> well, nbc had a similar poll a couple of weeks ago or a week ago, rather, t
and they were chanting obama, obama, we are all osama. that is what they were doing while they were throwing rocks at security forces which are dug in around the u.s. embassy and firing back at them with those tear gas and rubber bullets. cairo not being the only place, tunisia there were thousands that tried to breach the walls and they were repelled. two people killed in tunisia, 29 injured as they attacked the embassy but also the american school in tunis which is the capital. in sudan, a local sheik went on the radio. thousands clashed with riot police and number of people were shot by the military. al-qaeda and arabian peninsula issued a communication they felt they endorsed the protests and violence called for more violence and more attacks against u.s. diplomats, alluding to the attacks in benghazi that killed four people. there is higher level of security around the u.s. embassy as local media reported there was credible threat against the embassy. hundred yards to my left is one of roads leading down to the embassy compound. that has 18-foot tall concrete blocks blocking the road so
to be careful because they're concerned about action there. in fact, in the statement, that president obama issued regarding the deaths of the u.s. diplomats he says that the united states will provide all necessary resources for security, personnel and libya and around the world. this is a global concern, very at least, a regional concern as we look harder at incidents there. bill: all this happened yesterday on the date of the calendar was september 11th. is there a connection there, greg or what can we report on that? >> reporter: there has been no declared connection. certainly it is an eerie coincidence at the very least and underscoring of security concerns for americans and the risks inherent in serving in these countries, especially in that region, bill. bill: greg, there will be a lot to report throughout the day. thank you. we'll be back in touch with you live in london. martha has more. martha: breaking news on this as we mentioned chris stevens is not the first u.s. ambassador to be killed in the line of duty. looking back five others have been killed by terrorists before ambass
. president obama is promising justice. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we're working with the government of libya to secure our diplomats and i am calling to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world, and make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> the people he is talking about, four members of the u.s. foreign service who were killed overnight in libya. among them u.s. ambassador jay christopher stevens, president obama's appointed man to watch over libya after the long rule of muammar gadhafi. someone fired a rocket into the u.s. consulate in benghazi during a chaotic protest. we're going to join cnn joeman. she's with us. tell us about this attention that erupted in benghazi. it did not actually happen in tripoli. are you in tripoli. how are people responding to what has taken place? >> well, the situation here in tripoli does seem to be normal. people are on the streets. there seems to be nothing but the news that -- of what happened in ben
was talking to. president obama has a whopping 40-point lead among latino voters. did romney do anything last night that would put a dent in that? >> i don't know if he's going to put a dent in it. i don't think it's a one-night approach or one-night solution type of thing. he has been doing a lot of things this week. he had the speech in front of the u.s. hispanic chamber of commerce. he had a big interview with telemundo, this candidate forum and more than that, he has begun to spend millions of dollars on spanish ads in hispanic tv. we'll have to see if it works. i hope it's not too little too late. it's very important for the latino community that we not be taken for granted by one party and ignored by the other. the best thing that could happen to us is that both candidates fight hard to earn our votes and to really court us. >> i know you called romney's trip latino paloosa. i like that. and he is sort of going on that, right? >> you're right. >> he did talk about immigration and he seemed to soften his stance. tell me about that. >> he definitely softened his tone. we've now gone from
have a better chance because i'm just like, obama come into the presidential race. he was really unknown and give people a chance. but it holds and got a lot. not on his mistakes but the mistakes ryan mcginniss grew. thanks so much. >> host: jen on the republican's line. >> caller: it's funny what the independent just said about brian being in government accounts at, that you know the vice president biden was in government since he was 29. we paid his bills. anyway, but i just want to kill you, i think it's neat right is doing this. these are the people that are going to be stuck with the debt, the debt we are putting out there. and for ben bernanke got to get in a political deal like this, 40 billion a month and the aegon is so crappy and jobs, hello, mr. president, what if you don't? talk about values. when paul ryan boasting about mitt romney needs to speak more about himself, mitt romney doesn't do that because he is humble. in his church, which is my church, it doesn't matter if you're a schoolteacher, bishop our mitt romney with his money, you're treated the same way and yo
marines to help guard the mbembassy in tripoli. the obama administration is trying to determine if the deadly attack against the u.s. consulate in benghazi was a planned terror strike or a spontaneous backlash from the anti-islamic video posted on youtube. four americans were killed in the attack including 52-year-old ambassador chris stevens, widely regarded as one of the most popular and successful american envoys in the region. according to first reports from senior administration officials, the american consulate came under small-arms fire around 10:00 p.m. local time. a short time later, the outside walls of the lightly guarded compound were breached. gunmen began attacking the main building, setting it on fire. at this point three people remained inside the main consulate. ambassador stevens, another staff member named sean smith and a security officer. amid the chaos and heavy smoke, the three became separated. ambassador stevens was missing for 12 hours before his body was located on wednesday morning in a benghazi hospital. apparently transported there by libyan police.
of very nasty press releases from the obama for america campaign and from the romney campaign because of a statement that the romney campaign had put out about the incident when we thought it was the death of a diplomat, a staff person or a foreign service officer. but we did not at that stage know it was the ambassador. so there was already an angry exchange. and we all remember what happened in 1979. so you've got a president running for re-election and all of the criticism that he's already endured from the romney campaign about his policy in the middle east, particularly in iran. and so there are a lot of echoes. they are going to be very sensitive to all of these implications. in two weeks, we're going to be in new york at the united nations. president obama is giving a speech exactly two weeks from yesterday at the u.n. then ahmadinejad two weeks from today and then two weeks from tomorrow, benjamin netanyahu, israel's prime minister. and we haven't discussed this yet, will in a few minutes, i'm sure, but there is a new conflict or flap between the united states and israel over
in the muslim world. president obama is set to address the general assembly. that will happen tomorrow. what does he need to say in that address to that group about all of this? republican senator john barrasso says world leaders and the american people need to hear three messages he believes from the u.s. president. he will tell us what he believes that must be. that is coming up a few minutes away. pressure increases on the white house to answer more questions about what happened the night that four americans were killed in libya. the government there claims that it is launching its own major crack down now against the country's militias. will that make a difference in all this? greg call coat joins us now streaming live from tripoli with the very latest. good morning, greg. >> reporter: hey, martha. we're a day away for the deadline for the rogue militias to disband. we spoke with a libyan official in trip poe -- tripoli he is claiming it is going better than expected. one of the group militants left a base here. there was a little bit of skirmishing but went off okay. they're being repla
: jennifer griffin at the pentagon. thank you. president obama today said it's especially tragic that ambassador chris stevens died in benghazi because that's the city that he helped save as the libyans rose up against their own government. our president is promising that whoever did this, whoever carried out this attack will pay. his words from the white house coming. and what secretary of state hillary clinton now says about libya's future as an american ally. a foreign crisis has erupted. americans murdered overseas. from the journalists of fox news, our coverage continues in a moment. >> continuing live coverage prosecute cairo in egypt. it's 1:16 in the morning there. and the crowds are out. the producers in the booth have been watching as these crowds threw rocks and bottles and this is outside the united states embassy. as we continue to watch tensions inflamed in the middle east and north africa. president obama condemning what he calls the outrageous attack on our consulate in libya. he is also promising justice will be done. >> we are working with the government of liby
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